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ELKO – An Elko man arrested for an alleged knife attack in the Red Lion parking lot earlier this month was bound over to district court.

Carl A. Bond Jr., 41, was charged with one count of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, one count of attempted murder, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. All three are category B felonies.

Elko Justice Court Judge Mason Simons bound over Bond to Elko District Court Friday.

If convicted, Bond could receive 2 to 20 years in prison on the attempted murder charge with an additional 1 to 20 years for using a deadly weapon. If found guilty on the second count, Bond could receive 2 to 20 years. For the third charge, Bond could receive 1 to 6 years in prison or be fined $5,000.

Bond is accused of attacking Ricardo Huerta with a knife on Sept. 9 as Huerta and his wife were walking through the parking lot to go to dinner at the Red Lion Inn and Casino.

According to court documents, Huerta noticed Bond walking toward the couple and Huerta asked him, “How are you doing tonight?” to which Bond replied, “I’m going to kill somebody.”

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Huerta told Bond, “Ah, you don’t wanna do that.” Huerta said Bond then attacked him from behind and both men fell to the ground. Huerta’s wife shouted that Bond had a knife and, in the struggle, Huerta was able to disarm Bond before security guards arrived. They restrained Bond until the police arrived.

Huerta suffered cuts and scratches and his shirt was ripped, according to police.

A court date has not been set for arraignment.


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